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2018 Maresh Vineyard Pinot Gris
26.00

Produced from self-rooted vines planted in 1991 at the historic Maresh Vineyard, the 2018 Pinot gris was 100% destemmed and fermented in two 1.5 ton "macrobin" (food-grade plastic) fermentors. One pigeage (foot-treading) happened each day.  About 18 days of skin contact occurred before the wine was pressed at dryness. Élevage was in a uterine-shaped concrete amphora tank. The Maresh Pinot Gris is dry and ML-complete with a final pH of 3.6.

It is a beautiful clear peachy pink colour and has far more complexity in the nose (spicy floral notes like natural carnations, strawberries, and some exotic notes I can't articulate) and mouth than ordinary white Pinot gris/Pinot griggio. It has more structure and power than the white, but drinks more like a rosé than a Pinot. It is has a fine, silken texture, and a slightly spicy finish.  

Appellation: Dundee Hills A.V.A.
Picking Date: 2 October 2018
Élevage: after primary fermentation in two small fermentors, racked to a concrete amphora tank. In this amphora tank until bottling.
Bottling Date: 6 April 2019
Alcohol: 13.5 %
Cases Produced: 123

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2018 Weber Vineyard Pinot Gris
26.00

Produced from self-rooted vines planted in 1987 at yet another historic vineyard in the Dundee Hills, Weber Vineyard, the 2018 Pinot gris was 100% destemmed and fermented in two 1.5 ton "macrobin" (food-grade plastic) fermentors. One pigeage (foot-treading) happened each day.  About 18 days of skin contact occurred before the wine was pressed at dryness. Élevage was in a uterine-shaped concrete amphora tank. The Weber Pinot Gris is dry and ML-complete with a final pH of 3.6.

It has a beautiful, deep rosy pink colour and has far more complexity in the nose (dewy rose petals, red berries like Oregon raspberries and strawberries) and mouth than ordinary white Pinot gris/Pinot grigio. It has more structure and power than the white, but drinks more like a rosé than a Pinot. It is has a fine, silken texture, and is refreshing.

Appellation: Dundee Hills A.V.A.
Picking Date: 2 October 2018 
Élevage: after primary fermentation in two small fermentors, racked to a concrete amphora tank. In this amphora tank until bottling.
Bottling Date: 6 April 2019 
Alcohol: 13.5 %
Cases Produced: 157

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2018 Freedom Hill Vineyard Pinot Blanc
30.00

This wine was produced from the storied Freedom Hill Vineyard in Dallas (bordering the Eola-Hills A.V.A.) and was planted, owned and farmed by the Dusschee family. The soil here is Bellpine, a marine sedimentary silt clay loam that is well-drained. This is true, 100% Pinot blanc: there is no Auxerrois in this bottling. Produced much the same way as one would produce Chardonnay, this Pinot blanc was whole cluster-pressed after picking. It settled in tank for a couple of days before racking to neutral Burgundy oak barrels (228L). No new wood. Fermented in these barrels un-inoculated, this wine is dry and ML-complete with a final pH of 3.26.

The colour is a highly transparent, brilliant pale, youthful yellow with very subtle undertones of the fairest apricot. The nose is full of delicate citrus and exotic floral tones with hints of sea-fresh salinity and powdery minerals, and to date, extends quite a bit beyond the glass. The texture is lighter on its feet than my 2017, but has lovely heft like fine silver does. The mouth is much like the nose, and has wonderful acidity. This Pinot blanc is very clean on the palate, and long.

Appellation: Willamette Valley A.V.A.
Picking Date:  28 September 2018
Barrels: fermentations (primary and malolactic) and élevage in all neutral Burgundy barrels (228L)
Bottling Date: 7 April 2019 
Alcohol: 13.5 % 
Cases Produced: 245

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2018 Barbie Pinot Blanc
35.00

This is a tiny bottling of Pinot blanc produced in memory of Gerson’s and my mom. She always loved white wine, and left us far too early just before Christmas in 2016. She was an academically trained fine artist, and the front label was taken from an abstract she painted. Each vintage will have a different painting of hers. The Barbie Pinot Blanc is produced from Freedom Hill Vineyard, and it was fermented in a single, once-filled Acacia wood puncheon. As with the Freedom Hill Vineyard Pinot Blanc, this is true, 100% Pinot blanc: there is no Auxerrois in this bottling. Produced much the same way as one would produce Chardonnay, this Pinot blanc was whole cluster-pressed after picking. After settling in tank for a couple of days, the juice was racked to the Acacia puncheon for un-inoculated primary and secondary (malolactic) fermentation. This wine is dry and finished with a pH of 3.25. More pale yellow in colour than the Freedom Hill bottling, this transparent and shining wine has a fresh nose that to me, feels like an alpine white in character with powdery minerals. It is focused, precise, and while less round than the Freedom Hill, is showing slightly tropical fruit and a creamy character. The Barbie 2018 builds lovely, high-toned tension in the palate towards the finish. I believe this is the impact of the Acacia. The mouth and finish have no heaviness or gravity whatsover, making this wine a stealthily fleet-footed, racy, long and clean Pinot blanc, and if it were an animal, it would be a snow leopard.  

Appellation: Willamette Valley A.V.A.
Picking Date: 28 September 2018 
Barrels:  fermentations (primary and malolactic) and élevage in once-filled Acacia tree puncheon (500L)
Bottling Date: 7 April 2019 
Alcohol: 13.5 % 
Cases Produced: 48

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Magnum Set: The Full Monty
360.00

A group of three limited edition Pinot noir magnums from three different acclaimed Oregon vineyards.
2017 Maresh Vineyard, Star of Bethlehem Flower, Pinot Noir ($165)
2017 Momtazi Vineyard, ‘TIR’, Pinot Noir ($132)
2017 Hyland Vineyard, Coury Clone, Pinot Noir ($132)

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Magnum Set: The Maresh Vineyard Retrospective
415.00

A group of three limited edition Pinot noir magnums from the Oregon’s historic Maresh Vineyard.
2017 Maresh Vineyard, Pinot Noir 1.5L ($165)
2017 Maresh Vineyard, Red Barn Blocks, Pinot Noir 1.5L ($165)
2017 Maresh Vineyard, Star of Bethlehem Flower, Pinot Noir 1.5L ($165)

The classic Kelley Fox way is to pass on gratis shipping on a case. In this instance, six magnums make up a case. Shipping costs are indicative of your location for smaller quantity purchases of your favorite bottlings in magnum format. If you are a wine club member the proper discounting will apply.

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